Travelling to Priestley

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There are different ways to travel into college – you just have to decide which is best for you.

We have a fleet of subsidized bus services that will drop you off outside college, but there are others that stop on the Wilderspool Causeway or in Warrington Town Centre.

You might choose to walk or cycle and, if you do, we have prepared a map to help you work out some of the safest routes to Priestley from your area.

Before starting at college we recommend you plan your journey and, if you are entitled to it, apply for any bursary support you might need from college to help pay for your transport.

Travelling by bus

A great place to start when planning your travel is Warrington’s Own Buses’ website.  You can find that here > https://www.warringtonsownbuses.co.uk/

On the dedicated Priestley Buses the service is subsidized so you will pay only £1 per journey.

There is also the option to organise a Touch & Go bus pass, which provides great value for money. You can read more about that here > Touch and Go pass

Warrington’s Own Buses run a number of direct services to college including routes from:

  • Altrincham, Irlam and Cadishead
  • Frodsham
  • Runcorn
  • Culcheth and Birchwood
  • Widnes
  • Penketh and Great Sankey
  • Newton Le Willows and Burtonwood

Free travel is available between Priestley College and the Warrington Interchange for all Priestley students between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. 


A direct bus will also travel to Priestley via Sandiway & Cuddington, Weaverham, Northwich, Lostock Gralam and Comberbach. The route currently makes the following stops.


Sandiway, Norley Road/Hadrian Way0736
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops0737
Weaverham COOP, Northwich Road0743
Northwich Police Station, Chester Way0751
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn0756
Lostock Gralam, Townshend Road0803
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot0815
Priestley College, Wilderspool Causeway0840


Priestley College, Wilderspool Causeway1615
Comberbach, Spinner & Bergamot1640
Lostock Gralam, Townsend Road1650
Northwich, Tesco for Rlwy Stn1655
Northwich Memorial Court, Chester Way1701
Weaverham COOP, Northwich Road1709
Cuddington, Norley Road Shops1715
Sandiway, Rosslyn Lane1717
Cycling or walking

These maps give you an idea of some of the cycle / walking routes around Warrington. The second is a version we produced that highlights routes leading directly to college. There is plenty of space in which to lock up your bikes at Priestley College.

Travelling by train

Click on the button below to find out more about the 1617 Saver card which can give you 50% off rail travel.

  • Buy a Railcard and keep it with you when you travel (on your phone or wallet)
  • Save on most tickets including advance tickets
  • Valid for one year or until your 18th birthday, whichever comes first

My To Do List

This list shows you all of the different activites available through Virtual Priestley. You can tick them off as you go.

Don’t feel you have to complete every task, just do the ones you think are relevant to you.